The rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus in the South Burnett has forced Council to postpone its official Australia Day awards ceremony.
Seven more deaths from COVID-19 – the highest one day total so far during the pandemic in Queensland – were announced by Health Minister Yvette D’Ath on Monday.
The number of recent COVID-19 cases in the South Burnett and Cherbourg areas is now likely to be greater than 500.
Queensland has recorded its deadliest day of the pandemic so far with six deaths added to the tally.
The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed another event, with the announcement that Kingaroy’s Australia Day celebrations in Memorial Park have been scrapped.
Reported new cases of COVID in the South Burnett and Cherbourg regions appear to be slowing, with just three announced by Cherbourg Council on Tuesday.
There have been now almost 350 confirmed cases of COVID-19 recorded in the South Burnett and Cherbourg areas since December 29.
Changes to the 2022 school year have been announced to avoid the start of Term 1 clashing with the projected peak of the Omicron wave of COVID-19.
The death toll from COVID-19 in Queensland has risen to 10 with confirmation two recent sudden deaths were COVID-related.
Walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics are returning to Kingaroy and Murgon.
There have been 10,332 cases of COVID-19 added to the Queensland tally during the latest reporting period but Chief Health Officer Dr John Gerrard has admitted there are many more people with the disease.
COVID-19 case numbers are exploding in Kingaroy with about 200 people now reported to have tested positive to the virus.
There are another 66 new cases of COVID-19 across the South Burnett, according to figures released by Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council on Wednesday morning.
There are now more than 160 active cases of COVID-19 in the South Burnett and Cherbourg communities, according to figures released on Tuesday morning.
Official Queensland Health statistics show the recent COVID-19 outbreak in the South Burnett and Cherbourg has grown to 87 cases.
South Burnett Local Disaster Management Group has confirmed it is the Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus which is currently circulating within the South Burnett and Cherbourg.
Queensland Health statistics show the total number of COVID-19 cases recorded in the Cherbourg and South Burnett council areas since December 29 is now 52.
There are now 35 confirmed COVID-19 cases linked to the Cherbourg outbreak, including 25 people who live in the community.
Thirteen new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed on Friday in the South Burnett council area – in Kingaroy, Nanango and Murgon.
Mayor Elvie Sandow has urged residents to stay away from big gatherings as Cherbourg Aboriginal Shire Council confirms there are now at least 12 COVID-19 cases in the community.